Varanasi hostels are R164/night, on average. However, you may find that prices fluctuate depending on the time of year. In May is often the cheapest month to book, and in February is the most expensive month to book a hostel in Varanasi. Our users recently found hostels for R20/night - which is currently the lowest price. Keep in mind that we would consider anything in Varanasi for R107/night or less a good deal.
Staying in a Varanasi hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Varanasi tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.